The story of the last world war, as told by Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz himself. His memoir covers his early career with submarines in the First World War and. Author: Doenitz, Karl (), Description: A very scarce “PROOF ONLY” paperback copy of the renowned Admiral’s account of Germany’s Second World. Results 1 – 29 of 29 Memoirs by Karl Doenitz and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at

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Terje Juland rated it liked it May 03, Dec 01, Nebras rated it it was amazing. Enabled Average Customer Review: Read more Read less. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Klaus was killed on 13 May while taking part in an action contrary to standing orders prohibiting his involvement in any combat role.

Top Reviews Memois recent Top Reviews. Phil Carter rated it really liked it Oct 17, It’s also very intersting to learn that Doenitz knew nothing of the persecution of the Jewish people, and in fact, was appalled to learn of it at the end memours the war.

The author frequently refers to the official history of the Royal Navy to either confirm or infirm his own view on specific events, something soldiers rarely do. Battle of the Atlantic. Not Enabled Word Memoira From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

Doenitz includes details of the U-boat campaigns during the Second World War as well as the opinions, ideas mwmoirs commentary on the period. The prudential leadership of Karl Doenitz saved millions of German lives at the very end of the war, and in my own opinion this is his greatest legacy.

He feared vengeful Soviet reprisals, and hoped to menoirs a deal with the western Allies. A Periscope View of the Battle of the Atlantic. Apr 26, Jean-Vincent rated it it was amazing Shelves: Inside the Third Reich.


The Memoirs of Karl Doenitz

England refused his proposal. Initially he claimed, “I could imagine that it would be very difficult for the population in memoire towns to hold out under the strain of heavy bombing attacks if such an influence were allowed to work. A struggle that many military servicemembers of any country face. What began as a German Grand Admirals dry recounting of facts, figures, and personalities became excellent reading as the conflict looming on the European horizon became a foregone conclusion in The story of the last world war, memoigs told by Grand Admiral Karl Doenitz himself.

Hartcommander of the United States Asiatic Fleet in the Philippines at memoies outbreak of the Pacific Warunsuccessfully opposed fleet boats like the Gato and Balao classes as “too luxurious”.

He was released in May 21, Lawrence rated it really liked it. Initially with only five U-boats all the larger Type IXit had dramatic and far-reaching results.

Karl Dönitz

I highly recommend this book to anyone who might be interested in learning more about the Second World War memoirss a forthright and honest German perspective. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. All hope seemed to collapse within him. Imperial German Navy Reichsmarine Kriegsmarine.

The surrender documents included the phrase, “All forces under German control to cease active operations at His sentence on unrestricted submarine warfare was not assessed, because of similar actions by the Allies: Schwerin von Krosigk Cabinet 2—23 May Find out more on Wikipedia’s Sister projects.

I think it telling Hitler often invited Doenitz to breakfast after many of these early-morning clashes and confrontations. A real fascinating read all through. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon. He served as watch officer on Uand from February onward as commander of UC Why did Hitler not select another powerful member of the Nazi hierarchy to replace himself? A must read for anyone interested in WWII.


He made do with what he had, while being harassed by Raeder and with Hitler calling on him to dedicate boats to military actions against the British fleet directly. Hitler said each man should take care of his business, and mine was U-boats and the Navy.

From 3 September to 28 February the U-boats sank ships. I was interested in his memoirs purely for insight on how he managed to successfully wage a naval war against the worlds two most powerful navies at a severe numerical and material disadvantage. This extended the range of Type VIIs. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikiquote.

An important social document, and an invaluable source for any student of the last war. Military history buffs, military historians, Naval historians. Although production of merchant ships shot up in response, improved torpedoes, better U-boats, and much better operational planning led to increasing numbers of “kills”.

Memoirs of Ten Years and Twenty Days.

For a time, this change caused considerable difficulty for Allied codebreakers ; it took 10 months before Shark traffic could be read see also Ultra codebreaking and Cryptanalysis of the Enigma. Mines were also employed. He was indicted as a major war criminal at the Nuremberg Trials on three counts: The Memoirs of Hans Baur. A Collection of Agreements and Documents with Commentaries.